Corner View: l'aqua

365-Day11--donner lake

I love this lake.
It is home.
I learned to swim here
I ditched school to sit on it's docks.
I kissed my first real boyfriend in its water
I have jumped in naked in the late summer night
with only the glow of stars
to light my path and screams and giggles to fill my ears.
I have watched fireworks reflect on its face.
I hopped in pregnant, letting my not yet born boy
feel buoyant
The lake has a earthy wonderful smell
that laps you up
and a cold that takes your breath away
It makes you feel alive.
I love this lake.
It is home.

jojo and o

I will be away from this space (and flickr) for the next few days so if I don't respond right away that is why. I hope to get around to your lovely spaces when I returen.

Be well friends!

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  1. The light on your photos is very beautiful... I love it !

  2. lovely! the words inspire memories of my own and the pics are perfectly matched!

  3. I love the history you have built with your lake. Wonderful photos. I hope your days away will be fun. xoxo

  4. very beautiful shots, and lovely blog, I'll be back for sure!!

  5. Lovely post! It's wonderful to feel so connected to a favorite spot in nature!

  6. I, too, have a very special attachment to this lake. While it is generally too cold for me to immerse myself in, I have spent countless hours walking its shores. You will often find me on the eastern end, walking the trail to China Cove. When I lived there, I walked it daily. Now that I have to drive there, it is even more special to me when I get to do it.

  7. Heaven! I love water! Not so found of swimming in lakes because I am scared of the fish, but I love sitting by them.

  8. I know exactly how you feel. Beautiful pictures!

  9. beautiful post, beautiful words.
    Thanks for sharing your memories with us.

  10. stunning photos and beautiful, poetic words. thank you :)

  11. I love this post.

    It is a poem.

  12. Oh! Beautiful! Really beautiful!


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